Chapter 17-A Neurological Exam
“The morning Marcia was to learn her test results, I raised the shade in our bedroom and the sun poured in, brightening my mood for a moment. Neither John nor I mentioned her as we got ready for work, and by the time I got to my office, my stomach was churning. I had such a hard time getting anything accomplished, I grabbed a cup of coffee and went outside for a break. I leaned against the building and prayed.
That evening, the room seemed to grow cold when Marcia called and I watched John’s reaction. My big, strong man crumpled in front of me, slowly wilting and then bending in two like a broken twig. I grabbed the phone and said, “Hi.” All of a sudden, Marcia started talking in a flat tone of voice.
‘You know, the last few months at work have been hard. Many of my co-workers said I slurred my words and thought I was drunk.’ She paused for so long, I wasn’t sure she was going to continue. After a minute, she blurted out, ‘I had to stop wearing high heels, because I was losing my balance. My memory was getting so bad, I started writing myself notes.'”
We Can Never Lose HOPE……………………….Therese
Therese’s memoir, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s is an inspirational love story that was inspired by Lora, Marcia and Cindy Marin. 100% of the proceeds from the book is being donated to Huntington’s disease organizations around the world. To purchase book go to: http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com